Silkinportti Activity Center

Two women talking outside Silkinportti

Silkinportti—situated in Tikkurila—is the City of Vantaa's activity center for immigrants that arranges, together with the third sector and volunteers, myriad activities. The activities are free of charge.

At Silkinportti Activity Center, you can

  • attend the handicrafts and discussion club where you can sew and knit, do your homework and talk with others in Finnish
  • study Finnish
  • meet other immigrants
  • make Finnish pastries
  • gain information on matters you are interested in.

In addition, we will provide guidance and counseling on, among other things, various courses and services in Finnish, English, Russian, Amharic, and Tigrinya. Services in other languages are separately agreed.

Silkinportti office is located in Tikkurila's old silk factory along the Kerava river. Authorities, organizations/associations and groups in Vantaa can book free-of-charge office premises for their meetings and, for instance, integration-promotion activities. For more information, please contact Silkinportti.

Silkki's program for the spring 2018

16:00 -18:00 Multicultural discussion club, with Monimaa, as of Jan. 15.
17:00 – 18:00 Basics of music for 5-8 -year-olds, with Tikkurila library, as of Jan. 8.

10:00 -12.00 Finnish-language course for women/mothers, with Let’s read together net-work. Children welcome too, as of Jan. 9.
15:00 – 17:00 Finnish-language course for all adults, as of Jan. 13.

14:00 – 15:30 Finnish-language discussion club for everybody, as of Jan. 10.
16:30 – 18:00 Singing group for employees of City of Vantaa, coworkers and volunteers.

12:00 -14:00 Finnish-language course for women, with Let’s read together -network, as of Jan 11.
14:30 - 17:30 Handicrafts and discussion club for everybody, as of Jan 11.

10:00 – 12:00 Silkki’s morning coffee and breakfast free of charge, in cooperation with Tikkurila congregation and Immigrant Services, as of Jan. 12. Read more.

Other events

29.5. at 11.45 am to 16 pm: Nature walk to Myllyranta river bank in Havukoski

We’ll start from Tikkurila bus station at 11:45 AM. You can also join us at Havukoski school at 12:15 PM. We’ll walk first to Myllyranta and then to the Rekola Church where we’ll enjoy a snack together. Participants need to pay for their own bus tickets in Vantaa area.

Everyone is welcome!

Please, sign up by 25th May:
Alemach G. Michael tel. 040-836 7599
Toomas Takala tel. 050-3474995

Organizers: Rekola and Tikkurila Parishes, Municipal Services and Immigrant Services of the City of Vantaa

Are you interested in volunteer work?

Would you like to act as a volunteer in Silkinportti? Contact Silkinportti!